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Jan. 29, 2015 @ 02:53 PM

Rhea Shetty wins UCPS Spelling Bee

It only took 12 rounds for eighth-grade Cuthbertson Middle School student Rhea Shetty to become the 2015 UCPS Spelling Bee champion.

Jan. 29, 2015 @ 02:56 PM

Dog pack ravages sheep herd

Three large dogs attacked and mauled 25 of the sheep that 15-year-old Austin Gilliard was raising to help pay his college expenses.


Jan. 29, 2015 @ 03:01 PM

Long term plan increases school population ceiling

The newest Union County Public Schools long-term plan, the Community Construction Equity Plan (CCEP), was reviewed by the facilities committee on Wednesday. The plan has been in the making for a few months and this was the first time it was presented to the school board.


Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:39 PM

Minnie Crowder named Citizen of Year

Minnie Crowder has been named A Few Good Men’s 2014 Citizen of the Year.


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Jan. 21, 2015 @ 03:52 PM

Watts breaks Union County record

Weddington superstar Stephanie Watts passed former Parkwood great Tiffany Brown to become Union County's all-time leading scorer in Tuesday's win. Watts will be playing for the UNC Tar Heels this time next year.

Jan. 14, 2015 @ 04:22 PM

Crowder preparing to be a pro

Jamison Crowder his completed his record-setting football career at Duke University, and now he's training for the NFL Combine. The 5-9, 175-pound receiver earned his degree in 3.5 years, so he doesn't have to worry about taking classes while he's getting ready for the NFL.


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

Chambers anxious to contribute at Duke

Former Monroe High QB Quay Chambers will be a redshirt sophomore on Duke's football team in the fall. Between now and then the 6-3, 215-pounder is trying to win the starting job at slot receiver.

 


Jan. 14, 2015 @ 04:54 PM

Panthers get above-average grade for 2014-15

The Carolina Panthers had a losing season, but they also won a playoff game. Here's a look at the offense, defense and special teams graded out.


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Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:33 PM

Cooking oil: slick tips on a slippery topic

My wife cooked a pot roast last week. Instead of following one of my recipes, she decided to ask some fool named Google.

Jan. 27, 2015 @ 02:35 PM

Shrubs, trees make good property screens

A century ago celebrated poet Robert Frost published “Mending Wall” in which he penned “good fences make good neighbors”.


Jan. 15, 2015 @ 02:52 PM

Beetles used to save trees

Pitting insect against insect, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission released predator beetles last month on the Sandy Mush Game Land to combat the devastating effects of the hemlock woolly adelgid on hemlock trees.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:41 PM

Two weeks to Christmas; get baking

Two weeks to Christmas: Are you ready?


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 04:35 PM

Imagination, good eye produce Christmas decorations

This holiday season, $28.94 is the going price at box stores for a decorative plastic container filled with fresh-cut festive greenery.  If you have a pair of hand pruners, can spot an evergreen and own a basket or any type of flat bottomed container you have all you need to create the same beautiful display absolutely FREE!


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Oct. 23, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Letters to editor for Oct. 24

I believe in Kay Hagan

Stand up for Second Amendment


May. 10, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Letters to the Editor

Thoughts of my mother — Ward Mullis

Week recognizes the work of nurses — Garett Schreier

Our Eighth Amendment — Lloyd Weichinger

Is redistricting really necessary?  — Collin Love

  Make your insurance choices wisely — Byron Ward


Apr. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Letters to the editor

There is no risk of a constitutional convention

Take nothing at face value … investigate

Finally scared enough to vote?

Check the batteries in your smoke detector

Transparency vs. paranoia


Feb. 08, 2014 @ 10:20 AM

My alternative to Obamacare

When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina.  I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.


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Mar. 30, 2013 @ 06:57 PM

The Eighth Station

Arriving at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the church representing the eighth station of the cross, Mark Kocik, of Marshville, pauses in the archway for a scripture reading prior to entering the sanctuary for the church's traditional Good Friday service at noon. Several dozen Christians met at the First Presbyterian Church earlier to participate in the eight stations of the cross ceremony, carrying the cross to eight locations in the downtown area, pausing for prayer and scripture at each station.

Feb. 19, 2013 @ 10:39 PM

Frankie Richard

As temperatures once again climbed into the 60's recently, Frankie Richard, of Albemarle, steals a few rays of sunshine between customers last Tuesday afternoon at Union Thrift Store on Charlotte Avenue. Richard oversees the thrift shop for owner, Rick Roberts, four days a week.

Feb. 02, 2013 @ 09:20 PM

Tower Techs

Clark Dunn, left, passes tools over to co-worker Brad Lehrmann as they work about 80 feet up on a 300 foot cell tower in Stallings recently. The two were part of a five man crew from FDH Engineering, assigned to add structural supports to the tower to accommodate additional equipment for carrier upgrades.

Jan. 31, 2013 @ 09:37 PM

Zach Wallace & Major - Weather feature

Zach Wallace, of Wingate, enjoyed the t-shirt and shorts weather earlier in the week as he walked Major, his seven-month-old Weimaraner along Pearl Circle in Wingate. Wallace, a Wingate University graduate, is a first-year law student the Charlotte School of Law.